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Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Demystifying the money behind Greek Life

Carly Davis March 15, 2021

From the outside looking in, Greek Life at Augustana is hard to pin down. Social groups, service fraternities and academic organizations vary enough that any generalized statement about Greek Life falls...

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Aaron Hanania March 15, 2021

Pledging is a foundational aspect of Augustana College’s Greek Life. It is a ceremonial tradition in which active members of a sorority or fraternity bond with new members over a four-week period. This...

It's All Greek to Me

April 7, 2016

Three years ago, I decided not to pledge social Greek. Instead, I found my way to Sigma Alpha Iota-Delta Tau, an international music fraternity housed here on campus. I'll admit I'm not much of a social...

More to Greek life than 'partying and paid friends'

More to Greek life than 'partying and paid friends'

April 7, 2016

Greek life on any college campus can result in many judgments from those on the outside of the Greek community. These being the incoming freshman who are eagerly waiting for or eagerly avoiding the rush...

The hierarchy of Greek life is not for everyone

April 7, 2016

While stress is an infamous commonality within the world of spring terms, there was one thing wrong with the stress I felt for a short amount of time beginning the first week back from spring break. I...

Letter to the Editor: Pledging period

April 2, 2015

Administration and Greek Life changed the pledging hours for this year’s pledge classes, but unfortunately, in my opinion, they failed to address the real problem. A sorority pledge is responsible for...

Opinion: Understanding the contexts of pledging

March 20, 2015

Greek Life pledging season is well underway at Augie, and many eager, ambitious students are preparing themselves to enter into one of the many social fraternities and sororities on campus. At the same...

Policy changes made to Greek Life for spring

September 5, 2014

Augustana’s Greek Life Task Force, composed of faculty, administration, Greek and non-Greek students, have changed policies concerning the hours spent pledging. The hours during the five-week pledging...

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